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on the response of the society for it to work, all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we're doing just that. i don't mean to suggest by this that the system worked, obviously, it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist father, they should have immediately checked if he had a visa or put him on a no-fly list. they should not have allowed him to enter a plane with a bomb. these will be fixed. there will be more mistakes uncovered over the years as we continue to go through this process and we must have the ability to calmly, seriously and effectively react to these problems, improve the system so that it gets better and better every year rather than going crazy. the atmosphere in washington these days, the media calls the political wrangling, the calls for head, these are all indications of panic and partisanship and overreacting will produce the worst policy responses large broad brush expensive efforts and get the military involved in every place that claims they have al qaeda and these might not be the most effective fixes. we need less grandstandi
us today. fareed zakaria "gps" starts right now. >>> this is "gps the global public square." we begin today with haiti. i want to go beyond the terrible images you've seen in the last days tragic as they are, and help us understand this tragedy and how it came to be this way. everybody surely knows by now that haiti is the poorest country in the entire western hemisphere, but that's not the whole story. you see, haiti has been marked by violence, turmoil and tragedy from the start until recently when things turned up only to be dashed by this earthquake. and that start informed the tragedies that had befallen this country ever since. so, a quick history lesson, one that i think is fascinating on its own merits and one that is essential to understanding haiti today. the island that became known as his panola was discovered by europeans when christopher columbus landed there in 1492. 200 years later in 1697, the french gained control of the western part of this island. african slaves growing sugar and coffee and tobacco there became a gold mine for the french, but then in 1791, the slav
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